Is Frontier really offering $15 flights from Austin to Portland, Seattle and other cities?

The latest deal announced by Frontier Airlines earlier today sounds too good to be true — $15 flights from Austin to a variety of destinations including Portland, Seattle, Detroit, Albuquerque, Reno and Providence.

So can you actually go online and book a $15 flight? Sort of.

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A plane comes in for a landing at Miami International Airport. credit: Getty Images

You can find one or two $15 fares either to or from each destination, but they’re hard to come by and dates are limited. That said, there are some great deals to be found.

For example, I was able to book a flight to Seattle on June 11 for $59 and get the $15 fare for my return flight on June 16. The total for my reservation was $72.40, a great deal for a roundtrip summer flight to Seattle. Keep in mind that Frontier charges extra if you want to pick your seat or bring baggage, both of which I declined.

If you have flexible dates and want to take a trip in June, it’s definitely worth seeing what you can find. Click here to view all the deals. I recommend using the monthly calendar feature to quickly scan available fares.

This deal must be purchased by May 25 and a three-day advance purchase is required. Travel is available through June 20.

Traveling this summer? Don’t miss this Southwest Airlines sale

If you’ve been dreaming of a summer getaway, Southwest Airlines might have a solution for you. Today through Friday, Southwest is offering its annual summer sale with fares for June-August travel as low as $49 each way.

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A Southwest Airlines jet takes off at Chicago’s Midway Airport. credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Here’s a sample of one-way fares we just found out of Austin: $49 to Dallas, Harlingen and Houston; $79 to Kansas City, New Orleans, Lubbock and St. Louis; $99 to Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Tampa; and $149 to San Francisco, New York, Boston and Baltimore.

A 21-day advance purchase is required for this sale, and some seats and days are limited. Check southwest.com for more.

Where to watch the royal wedding in Austin and other things to know

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With the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just days away, royal wedding fever is hitting an all-time high. Whether you’re looking for a place to watch with fellow Anglophiles in Austin on Saturday morning or contemplating a trip across the pond to trace their royal footsteps, we’ve got ideas.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting married May 19 in Windsor. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Here are some things to know about the May 19 wedding.

Austin watch party

Want to view the royal wedding with a group of enthusiastic Austinites? Head to the Haymaker, 2310 Manor Road, on Saturday morning for a watch party that will include live hosts, wedding bingo, best-hat and best-dressed contests, a wedding cake ceremony, a themed breakfast menu and beer and cocktail specials. Coming with a group of eight or more? There’s a group-rate discount. For more information, call 512-243-6702, email events@haymakeraustin.com or visit do512.com/events/2018/5/19/royal-wedding-watch-party.

Watch from home

A variety of stations will be broadcasting the wedding live on Saturday morning, including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, BBC America, E! News, Fox News and HBO. Get more details at atxne.ws/2jZFyzE.

Travel across the pond

Even if you didn’t get an invite to the royal wedding, you can walk in the footsteps of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the other members of the royal family any time of year. Learn how to get the royal treatment in London and beyond here.

Five fun facts

Want to impress your friends with your knowledge of the royal family? Check out these fun facts. 

 

5 things you may not know about the upcoming royal wedding

The wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle is less than two weeks away, and Anglophiles across the world are abuzz with excitement about the royal affair. If you haven’t been keeping up, here are five things you might not know about the royal wedding on May 19, including a possible Texas tie.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting married May 19 in Windsor. Chris Jackson/Getty Images
  1. The wedding will take place inside St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, which is located about 40 minutes outside of London. Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles, was also married to Camilla Parker Bowles in Windsor.
  2. There is a rumor going around Windsor, which I visited last week, that Beyonce is going to perform as part of the ceremony inside St. George’s Chapel. Granted, it’s a rumor…
  3. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will reside at Kensington Palace, the same place where his brother, Prince William, lives with his family.
  4. Meghan Markle is the first American to marry into the royal family since 1937.
  5. The couple’s wedding cake will be baked by Claire Ptak, a pastry chef who was raised in California but now owns London-based bakery Violet Cakes. The flavor? Lemon elderflower.